Bethany Christian Trust



Homelessness conference will urge 'no let-up' in COVID response

Charity and academic sector leaders will use this year’s Scottish homelessness conference from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 October to urge people and organisations in Scotland that are concerned about homelessness to keep up the pace as winter approaches.

Published 19 October 2020

Edinburgh opens new winter welcome centre for rough sleepers

A new welcome centre in Edinburgh has opened its doors for the winter season, providing warm food and sleeping facilities, immediate housing advice and wellbeing support to anyone facing rough sleeping.

Published 12 October 2020

Bethany Christian Trust receives £100,000 grant from Barclays

National homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust has been awarded a grant of £100,000 by Barclays to help serve 3,000 households through Scotland with emergency supply packs including items such as food, toiletries and cleaning products.

Published 2 October 2020

Everyone Home Collective publishes first route map to guide homelessness sector out of lockdown

Night shelters and hotel rooms as a response to homelessness will be actively designed out over the next phase according to plans published today by a collective of 21 leading charities and academic sector organisations.

Published 25 June 2020

19 charities call for triple-lock to end rough sleeping

Nineteen influential charity sector organisations working to end homelessness will present a joint plan to the Scottish Government today based around three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Published 21 May 2020

Six-year-old Jasper raises over £500 for Bethany Christian Trust

Jasper Maciver, age 6, from Edinburgh has raised over £500 for homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust by running a 5K in his back garden.

Published 23 April 2020

Princes Street hotel used to support people who are homeless during pandemic

National homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council are partnering to provide further hotel accommodation and specialised support for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in the capital.

Published 20 April 2020

Bethany Christian Trust issues coronavirus services update

Bethany Christian Trust has issued a services update in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, assuring users that services continue to support vulnerable and homeless people across Scotland.

Published 25 March 2020

Glasgow and Edinburgh fundraisers to sleep out and speak out against homelessness in Scotland

Fundraisers across Edinburgh and Glasgow are preparing for Bethany Christian Trust’s 51st Sleep Out event on Friday 20th March to raise money and awareness of the crisis of homelessness in Scotland.

Published 10 March 2020

More than £100k raised for homeless people through Bethany’s Buy a Bed initiative

Supporters from across Scotland have rushed to support Bethany Christian Trust’s ‘Buy a Bed’ campaign, raising over £100,000 towards the charity’s emergency night shelter. 

Published 23 January 2020

Parliamentary candidate Ian Murray supports Bethany Christmas campaign

Parliamentary candidate Ian Murray helped sell ethical Christmas presents at his local Bethany Christian Trust shop in Morningside yesterday to help end homelessness in Edinburgh.

Published 20 November 2019

Scottish politicians help tackle homelessness with support for Bethany Christmas tree campaign

Scottish politicians are helping to tackle homelessness this winter by showing their support for an ethical Christmas tree campaign.

Published 7 November 2019

More funding unveiled to combat homelessness this winter

Homelessness is being targeted with £164,000 in extra funding this winter from the Scottish Government.

Published 10 October 2019

Bethany worker reveals his journey out of addiction

Joe McCormack was always meant to work at Bethany Christian Trust. Even at the height of his own addiction; he knew there was something more being asked of him.

Published 1 October 2019

Paul Stevenson: Homelessness prevention - widening the focus by going upstream

After working for more than a decade in homelessness accommodation and addiction recovery centres in Scotland, India and Nepal; Bethany Christian Trust’s Paul Stevenson turned his focus upstream to Homelessness prevention

Published 30 September 2019